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Oleguer injury leaves Barça short

Published: Monday 11 February 2008, 0.59CET
FC Barcelona have announced that defender Oleguer Presas could miss the UEFA Champions League games with Celtic FC after he breaking a bone in his hand.
Oleguer injury leaves Barça short
Oleguer Presas (right) in action in the UEFA Champions League ©Getty Images
 

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Published: Monday 11 February 2008, 0.59CET

Oleguer injury leaves Barça short

FC Barcelona have announced that defender Oleguer Presas could miss the UEFA Champions League games with Celtic FC after he breaking a bone in his hand.

FC Barcelona have announced that defender Oleguer Presas is likely to be sidelined for the next six weeks after breaking a bone in his hand.

X-ray confirmation
The 28-year-old started Saturday's game at Sevilla FC having missed the last two months with a calf injury. Oleguer played the full 90 minutes but was taken to hospital after the match where an x-ray confirmed he had fractured the third finger on his left hand. The injury leaves Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard short at right-back as both captain Carles Puyol (thigh) and Gianluca Zambrotta (calf) are also out, although the Italy defender is expected back for next weekend's game against Real Zaragoza. Oleguer, who has played ten league games this term, is likely to miss both legs against Celtic FC in the UEFA Champions League first knockout round.

Last updated: 11/02/08 14.27CET

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